The company known as WCW existed for years before as both Georgia Championship Wrestling and Mid-Atantic
Championship Wrestling. The two companies were both under Jim Crockett Promotions and so amounted to being the same
thing, despite the different names. In November, 1988, Jim Crockett sold Jim Crockett Promotions to WTBS. Crockett
promotions had been the promotion most widely associated with the NWA. In order to distance itself from the NWA, which
still existed as a paper organization at the time, WTBS began to change the name of its titles and television programs from
NWA to WCW. The change took place in late 1990. By January, 1991, the WCW name was fully in place and the NWA
name was all but dropped by the organization. WCW was formerly owned by Time-Warner and WTBS. Ted Turner, although
a majority stock holder in Time-Warner, is NOT the sole owner of WCW following the merger last year between Turner and
Time-Warner. The company was eventually bought out by WWE owner Vince McMahon Jr.
Big John Studd’s protege
this gimmick is a blatant
Yes this is serious…Sting’s
This one is just so ridiculous
How to make a Hulk
|6) THE DING DONGS |
Jobbers in body suits that rang bells
during their matches
|7) BIG JOSH |
Happy lumberjack with dancing bears
He would go on to play Doink The
|8) THE LOCH NESS MONSTER |
Wrestling legend Haystacks
Callhoun..as …well…the evil sea
|9) THE SHARK |
‘Earthquake’ John Tenta as….an evil
|10) ARACHNIMAN |
Brad Armstrong as your favorite web
|11) RANGER ROSS |
The fun loving ranger..(never quite
As a fun side note..the fun loving
|12) LASER TRON |
Yep, Hector Guerrero in a gimmick
|13) THAT 70’S GUY |
Just remember Mike Awesome threw
away the ECW world title for this…
|14) AMERICAN MALES |
Marcus “Buff” Bagwell and Scotty
Riggs as Chippendale dancers.
|15) BOOTY MAN |
Brutus Beefcake’s new failed
gimmick… shaking his ass with his
butt cheeks exposed. Wow.
|16) NWO STING |
The NWO’s imposter Sting played by
the former caped crusader Lightning
of the tag team Thunder &
Lightning. Uh huh.
|17) THE RENEGADE |
Hulk Hogan’s “Ultimate Surprise
Partner”..an Ultimate Warrior look a
like played by Richard Williams, who
committed suicide in 1999.
|18) THE INCREDIBLE OZ |
Pre Vinnie Vegas era Kevin Nash as
the incredible wizard oz…led to the
ring by his manager….the wizard.
|19) GLACIER |
Glacier’s 1997 WCW debut saw him
enter the ring to snowflakes, fog,
and various random lasers…and he
fell flat on his face.
|20) “THE RAP MASTER” |
Fat guy whose extent of rapping
included “yo baby yo baby yo”
|21) BERLYN |
Alex Wright as the evil German guy.
|22) KISS DEMON |
Played by Brian Adams (Crush) and
|23) S7VEN |
Goldust meets the Undertaker…and
behold a failing pale horse.
|24) HEAVY METAL VAN HAMMER |
Just about the only thing worse than
|25) TRUCKER NORMAN |
Norman the Lunatic as a trucker
|26) THE PATRIOTS |
Chris Champion as yet another army
|27) DAS WUNDER KIN |
Alex Wright as a dancing raver
|28) THE DESPERADOS |
Black Bart, Deadeye Dick, and
Dutch Mantel as a gang of cowboys
in search of Stan Hansen.
|29) THE STATE PATROL |
Sgt Buddy Lee Parker and Lt James
|30) ITALIAN STALLION THE PRO |
Mike Awesome under a mask with an
absurd name being billed from
Puerto Rico. Makes perfect sense.
|31) JUNGLE JIM STEELE |
Yet another Ultimate Warrior clone
|32) THE GIANT NINJA |
After The Yeti “thawed out”, Ron
Reis became THE GIANT NINJA.
|33) THREE COUNT |
Sugar Shane Helms, Evan Karagias,
and Shannon Moore as a boy band.
|34) THE MAESTRO |
The heel music director with his
|35) DISCO INFERNO |
One of the most annoying wrestlers
|37) DYNAMIC DUDES |
Johnny Ace and Shane Douglas as
|38) JAY LENO |
Some day hopefully wrestling
promoters will realise that involving
random celebrities in wrestling
matches is just plain stupid.
|39) MISFITS IN ACTION |
|40) ROADBLOCK |
Random guy that met Hulk Hogan in
a gym. Later that night he jumped
the rail during a WCW event,
chased One Man Gang around the
ring and pinned him. He became a
glorified jobber who carried a police
barricade to the ring with him.
|41) SQUIRE DAVE TAYLOR |
The blue blooded snobby Brit
|42) JOHNNY B BADD |
Marc Mero in makeup and lip stick
as a Little Richard impersonator.
|43) YOSHI KWAN |
Another white dude playing the role
|44) BLACK BLOOD |
Billy Jack Haynes in a black mask
|45) MEN AT WORK |
Tag team of Chris Kanyon and Mark
Starr who wore construction outfits
to the ring. And to think, Kanyon +
Kidman’s hockey team gimmick
didn’t get over!
|46) WRATH & MORTIS |
Brian Adams + Chris Kanyon in
stupid costumes that feuded with
Glacier & Ernest Miller in an angle
called “Blood Runs Cold”.
|47) JACK VICTORY |
Perhaps the one guy who has had
The list includes:
|48) CREATIVE CONTROL |
Starring Ron & Don Harris in failed
|49) ASYA |
WCW’s answer to Chyna.
|50) NO LIMIT SOLDIERS vs WEST |
Master P and his clique of rappers
came in to feud with the West Texas
Rednecks over their song “Rap Is
Crap”. The angle included the
former Virgil as the cowboy redneck